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Amended complaint naming plaintiff filed in Proskauer gender discrimination case

April 26th, 2018

ABA Journal

BY STEPHANIE FRANCIS WARD Retaliation claims have been added in an amended complaint to a gender discrimination and Equal Pay Act suit filed against Proskauer Rose. Although the suit was initially filed by a Jane Doe plaintiff, in the amended complaint filed Wednesday, the plaintiff revealed herself to be Connie N. Bertram, a partner in […]

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Proskauer Partner Reveals Identity, Adds Claims in $50M Gender Bias Suit

April 26th, 2018

National Law Journal The American Lawyer Daily Report

Proskauer partner Connie Bertram has revealed herself as the Jane Doe plaintiff who sued the firm alleging gender discrimination. By Scott Flaherty Lawyers for the female partner leading a $50 million gender bias lawsuit against Proskauer Rose added retaliation and defamation claims and for the first time revealed that the plaintiff is Connie Bertram, head […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Round Two of Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Claim By Law Partner Against Proskauer Rose

April 26th, 2018

PRNewswire

Partner Reveals Her Identity and Brings New Claims of Retaliation and Defamation Against Firm WASHINGTON, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Late last night, the Plaintiff in Jane Doe v. Proskauer filed an Amended Complaint removing the Doe designation and revealing that the Plaintiff is Proskauer partner Connie Bertram, head of the Firm’s Washington DC Labor […]

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With Chadbourne Suit Behind Her, Kerrie Campbell Continues Gender Equity Struggle

April 23rd, 2018

American Lawyer

Ex-Chadbourne & Parke partner Kerrie Campbell may have settled her gender bias case against the firm. But she’s still fighting. By Scott Flaherty It wasn’t easy for Kerrie Campbell, the former Chadbourne & Parke partner who led a lawsuit alleging the firm short-changed women on pay and business opportunities, to decide when and if she should […]

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Proskauer Partner’s Gender Bias Suit Heads To Mediation

April 19th, 2018

Bloomberg Big Law Business

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft – Big Law Business April 19, 2018 A gender discrimination suit filed against Proskauer Rose by an unnamed female partner is headed to mediation, but the suit has sparked several new unresolved conflicts. On Tuesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the D.C. Circuit ordered the firm and the partner, who is suing […]

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Plaintiffs Bar Looks to Cash In On #MeToo

April 18th, 2018

American Lawyer

In an effort to capture legal work emanating from the #MeToo movement, plaintiffs firms across the country are registering website domain names and funding television commercials in their quest for big paydays. By Meghan Tribe For years, plaintiffs attorneys have advertised their services on bus stops, billboards and television commercials in their never-ending bid for […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Claim Against Madison Avenue Securities for Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Negligent Supervision

April 18th, 2018

PR Newswire

Suit Follows on $2.1 Million Award Obtained Against Madison Avenue Earlier This Year SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP has filed an arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against Madison Avenue Securities alleging the firm violated its basic duty to diligently supervise one of its stockbrokers who […]

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Morning Docket: 04.18.18

April 18th, 2018

Above the Law

By STACI ZARETSKY … * Proskauer Rose and Jane Doe, the partner who sued the firm in a $50 million gender bias lawsuit, will be entering mediation to see if they can reach a settlement. At the same time, limited discovery will take place as to whether Doe is an “employee” under the anti-discrimination laws […]

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Discovery, Mediation Scheduled in Proskauer Gender Bias Suit

April 18th, 2018

American Lawyer

The two sides of a $50 million gender bias suit brought by Proskauer Rose against a female partner at the firm will discuss the potential of a settlement under a mediation process set out by the court’s local rules. By Scott Flaherty A federal judge in Washington, D.C., laid out a series of deadlines Tuesday […]

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Let Judge See Mediator’s Notes, Proskauer Atty Tells 2nd Circ.

April 18th, 2018

Law360

By Jack Newsham Law360, New York (April 18, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT) — An attorney at Proskauer Rose LLP who anonymously accused the firm of gender discrimination told the Second Circuit on Wednesday a lower judge was wrong to reject her request for a mediator’s notes that she believes prove her claim the firm threatened […]

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